How to disable desk.cpl / screen settings

Posted on 2008-11-11
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

How to disable desk.cpl / screen settings via regdb?


Question by:mikeydk
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    Accepted Solution

    Create a dword, 'NoDispCPL' and set the value to 1

    in the following folder in regedit:
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    Expert Comment

    I think you can still run desk.cpl if you use the above.
    You can use group poliy "gpedit"

    Within this you can set that you want to lock setting and hide tabs within .cpl files.
    This can also be controlled by a central server.

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    Expert Comment

    You get an administrator disabled message by adding the dword into the registry

    However, you can also use gpedit as per myhc comments

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